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Chris Wills
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Life in Jokolo
Melissa and I spent a blissful week in Pankisi based in  the village of Jokolo. Traveling around the local region was effortless by taxi, bus or hired car. However Georgian taxi drivers are a breed apart  and many have missed their vocation as racing driver...

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Nazy's family vegetable garden
If you like gardening and growing vegetables here is a feast for your eyes. If only our veg patch was as abundant as this.

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Water Mill in Jokolo
A few minutes walk from Nazy's house towards the river is a little gem of a water mill. As the millstones fly around the local maize is ground into a fine flour. These images capture a tradition rapidly vanishing in the georgian countryside.

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Felt making in Pankisi
The next village down the road from Jokolo is called Duisi. Duisi
is where the main mosques are and
the pharmacy, however the highlight for us were the felt makers. They work at the
centre of the village under three massive walnut trees. Felt making is exce...

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The craft of making Kvevri (Georgian: ქვევრი) often incorrectly spelled as "Qvevri".
Kvevri
are enormous terracotta urns or amphora buried in the ground and used to store
wine while it ferments. In the past I understand these magnificent storage jars
were also used for storing grain, butter, cheese, vodka but primarily used for
wine making ...
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